GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike

490-1 Seidoucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kawaramachi, Kyoto, Japan, 604-8274 - See map
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8.2
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GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike

"Hotel is in quiet neighborhood."

Kitty - February 11, 2019

Standard Double - Non-Smoking - Bed GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike
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Popular landmarks
Nijō Castle 580 m
Nishiki Market Shopping District 900 m
Gion 2.18 km
Kyoto Station Building 2.65 km
Sanjusangendo Temple 2.84 km
Kiyomizu-dera Temple 3.23 km
Kinkakuji Temple 4.03 km
Ginkakuji Temple 4.43 km
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine 4.99 km
Arashiyama Monkey Park 7.31 km
Nearby landmarks
Miyabi Yuki 110 m
Mikane Shrine 270 m
WAnkodo Kyoto 420 m
Sohya Tas 430 m
Nijojomae Subway Station 440 m
Miyai Furoshiki & Fukusa Gallery 450 m
Nijo Wakasaya Teramachi 460 m
Karasuma Oike Subway Station 510 m
Karamon Gate 510 m
Katayama Bunzaburo Shoten Kyoto Honten 520 m
7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Inside city center
What guests are saying:Read all 239 reviews
Excellent cleanliness
8.6 rating for cleanliness
Excellent facilities on premise
8.1 facilities on premise

Overall stay are ok, there are washer and dryer facilities (2 machines each).

Grace | July 23, 2019

I like this place as it's near the subway station and easily accessible

Lynn | May 24, 2019

The hotel is alright, room looks clean and quite spacious.

Henry | November 1, 2018

Great to have access to laundry on top floor too.

Bronwyn | April 9, 2019

Great place to stay if you are not needy.

juliette | April 1, 2018

Free laundry machines available.

Emily | December 13, 2019

  • 420 meters to public transportation

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Laundry service

  • Laundromat

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Value for money8.8
Distance to city center0 km
Location rating7.8
Nearest airportOsaka International Airport (ITM)
Distance to airport38.1 km

Rooms available at GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike

Standard Twin Room Non-Smoking
Standard Twin Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Family Room Non-Smoking
Family Room Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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Standard Double - Non-Smoking
Standard Double - Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room
Family Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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Double Room
Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Room
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  • Non-smoking
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Standard Triple Room
Standard Triple Room
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Quadruple Room - Non-Smoking
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    Double single use
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike?

      Check-in is from 04:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

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      • 9.6
        Exceptional

        "Great room, value for money"

        Li

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        December 10, 2018

      • 8.0
        Very good
        Location

        "Good location, by markets."

        Bronwyn

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        April 9, 2019

      • 9.6
        Exceptional

        "Nice and comfortable stay."

        Lynn

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        May 23, 2019

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      8.6/10
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      7.9/10
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      Overall rating:
      8.2
      Excellent
      239 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.6
      Facilities
      8.1
      Location
      7.8
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      What travelers say they love:
      It's in a quiet neighbourhood.
      chloe from Malaysia
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      More about GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike

      Conveniently located in Kyoto, GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. Only away, this 2-star property can be easily accessed from the airport. With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

      Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Kyoto property. This property offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

      GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike is home to 17 guestrooms. All are tastefully furnished, and many even provide such comforts as smoking policy – non-smoking available. The property's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodation in Kyoto, make GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike your home away from home.

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      What they offer

      10.0
      Exceptional

      "Great room with great price!"

      YEE

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      October 30, 2018

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      8.2
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      Cleanliness8.6
      Facilities8.1
      Location7.8
      Service7.9
      Value for money8.8
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      8.8
      Excellent
      Lilyana from Indonesia
      Group
      Family Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

      Nice hotel ^_^”

      The hotel is very good. The hot water and air conditioning are working very well. We hope there is free rent bicycle from hotel to the visitors. (^^) The location is good. It is near some bus stations. So it is easy for us to go to around Kyoto. We'll back to Grand Japaning Karasuma Oike if we go to Japan again. ^_^

      Reviewed March 16, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      Deborah from United States
      Business traveler
      Standard Double - Non-Smoking
      Stayed 7 nights in July 2019

      Excellent”

      A very basic room for a low price. The check in - check out is all automated, so the front desk is often not staffed, the elevator does not require a room key to use and there is no safe in the room. Japan is low crime but even so there really should be more security features. The free wifi is unsecured and very slow. The room was small even by business hotel standards, without a proper chair/desk, only a very narrow shelf and stool, not convenient for a business traveler. The shower is a unit bath, clean and serviceable but very small. There is no restaurant or breakfast available, and the nearest convenience stores are a bit far. The location is not exactly Karasuma Oike; it's about a 10 minute walk to the station. But it is quite central for most attractions in Kyoto, about a 20 minute walk from the main shopping/dining/nightlife area. The free shuttle from Kyoto Station was not worth it--took over 2 hours and I had to walk 3 blocks from where they dropped us off. Taxi is faster.

      Reviewed August 02, 2019
      6.8
      Good
      Andre
      Group
      Family Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

      Pretty Good”

      Office is short walk far from Kyoto Station which was a plus because lugage can only be stored at the Office. Staffs at the office are friendly and helpful. Hotel location was not too far from Karasuma Oike Station. Bus is provided for drop off to the hotel from office was a plus However check in is late at 4pm and check out is early at 10am. On the email it says that might be possible to check in before 4 but according to the staffs only from 4pm onwards There were some hairs in the bathroom and on the bedsheet when we enter the room but the rest are clean. Laundry and tumble dryer are a plus Overall this property is pretty good

      Reviewed October 18, 2018

      Thank you for staying at our hotel. We are very happy to hear that you have seem to enjoyed your stay. We are sorry for cleaning of your bathroom. We will improve our services more. We look forward to your next stay with us when you visit Kyoto.

      Responded January 21, 2019
      GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike
      6.4
      Good
      Jye from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double - Non-Smoking
      Stayed 5 nights in May 2019

      Good”

      Pros 1. Service centre conveniently located at Kyoto station 2. Luggage storage and shuttle bus to hotel provided 3. Rooms are accessed using number lock 4. Easy check in and check out process 5. Spacious room - for me as I am using a double room alone 6. Easy replacement of clean towels - just ask from the front desk 7. Free laundry and drying service at the top floor, detergent provided (only two washing machines and dryers) - there are two open areas but I didn't get to see it as I only do laundry at night 8. Phone with data is provided (I didn't use though) 9. Phone cables (Apple and Samsung phone's provided) with plug at bedside 10. Torchlight provided on the wall near the door Cons 1. Shuttle bus did not bring me to the doorstep of my hotel, driver dropped me off at the main road and I had to walk in myself at night 2. Rooms are cleaned only on 3rd day of stay 3. Limited wardrobe space - if you want to try your clothes, you need to think of alternatives 4. Room is dusty - (a) not too sure if it is same throughout Japan, the dust on top of toilet bowl when I checked in is still there are 3rd day of cleaning (b) there is a later of dust on the phone provided 5. Bedsheets may not be changed - (a) there's a lot of dust and the dirt spot on bedsheet cover is still visible after 3rd day of cleaning (b) items placed on my bedsheet were left untouched after cleaning 6. Bathtub clogged on my 2nd night (water level covering my feet), bathtub is still clogged after 3rd day of cleaning (water level covering my ankle) 7. Carpet was initially crooked, left the same way after 3rd day of cleaning 8. Front desk staff not attentive - I left a note before I went out in the morning to unclog my bathtub but the note is still there when I'm back at night, nothing was done until I call their service hotline (the staff has limited understanding of English)

      Reviewed May 16, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      YEE from Japan
      Solo traveler
      Family Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018

      good stay”

      great room with great price! surely will use it next time if I an going to Kyoto again

      Reviewed October 30, 2018

      Thank you for staying at our hotel. We are very happy to hear that you have seem to enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next stay with us when you visit Kyoto.

      Responded January 21, 2019
      GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike
      8.4
      Excellent
      Lutchie from Philippines
      Couple
      Family Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

      A large hotel room at last!”

      Coming from a tiny hotel room in Tokyo, the sight of 3 beds and a large room is a wonderful sight indeed. The place is obviously new and seldom used because of accumulated dust on some of the furnishings but all in all, the room is clean and tidy. Only problem we had is there wasn’t anyone manning the reception area for 2days (we stayed there for 3 nights) so no one is there to give you fresh linen or any supplies you may need. We had a very pleasant stay though and will book again for sure!

      Reviewed May 01, 2019
      7.6
      Very good
      Henry from Indonesia
      Group
      Standard Twin Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

      Good hotel, a bit far from metro station though”

      The hotel is alright, room looks clean and quite spacious. The position of the TV is a bit weird, it is hard to see the TV from one of the bed. Check-in and check-out is done with a tablet placed in the lobby. There's no staff in the hotel. Make sure you can access your email on the day you check-in, because the room password will be send to your email. The hotel is quite far from the nearest metro station though, about 10-15 minutes of walk.

      Reviewed November 01, 2018

      Thank you for staying at our hotel. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed staying at our hotel. However, we are sorry for the position of the TV. We will continue improving our services. We are looking forward to see you again.

      Responded January 21, 2019
      GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike
      6.8
      Good
      Isabelle from Canada
      Family with young children
      Family Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 8 nights in August 2018

      good overall, but restrictions to what is offered”

      The location is good,the way to check in and out very easy. The room spaces and overall design is good too. But, there is NO kitchen on the site, as stated in the Agoda website, just a fridge and kettle in the room. The free shuttle to the hotel is only available to check in, and not so convenient, bust not available when you check out with your luggage, even if the only place where they can keep your luggage is the central office, which is not convenient. There are laundry traffic jams and not enough dryers for the number of rooms and you can end up waiting hours in the evening to be able to dry your laundry. The phone is convenient, but by free international phone call they m an, free for Australia, us, China, HK,south Korea, Taiwan. that's it. If you're from Europe or Canada or anywhere else, you're out of luck, which is another small disappointment. finally, the rooms are clean, but they don't give the floors below the beds very often. we had to retrieve some fallen items and got lots of dust from the carpet. Could be better. So a good place, but quite some room for improvement.

      Reviewed August 19, 2018

      Thank you very much for staying at our hotel. Your comment is very helpful in order to improve our hotel and we would like to consider about it. We look forward for your next stay.

      Responded August 31, 2018
      GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike
      8.4
      Excellent
      chloe from Malaysia
      Group
      Family Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

      Not too shabby”

      It's in a quiet neighbourhood. Very clean, modern and comfortable. Loved the shuttle bus service to the hotel. Walkable distance to nearby train stations. There's a famous soba noodle around the area and various supermarkets can be found.

      Reviewed October 17, 2018

      Thank you for staying at our hotel. We are very happy to hear that you have seem to enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your next stay with us when you visit Kyoto.

      Responded January 21, 2019
      GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Grace from Indonesia
      Group
      Family Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

      Simple and clean room (hotel lookalikes)”

      The reception is only a tablet, self check-in and check-out. It was simple and clean room, bed are comfortable but our neighbors are quite noisy at that time. So, wall a bit thin in this case. Overall stay are ok, there are washer and dryer facilities (2 machines each).

      Reviewed July 23, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Kitty from Indonesia
      Family with young children
      Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

      Very good”

      Hotel is in quiet neighborhood. Quiet far from train station but still walkable. Better use bus The room is quiet clean but still find few strands of hair in the carpet

      Reviewed February 11, 2019
      7.6
      Very good
      juliette from United States
      Couple
      Standard Double - Non-Smoking
      Stayed 3 nights in March 2018

      Very good”

      great place to stay if you are not needy. No staff at the property other than to clean rooms in the morning, checking in is done by email and ipad (we came in late at night) super easy steps and you get your room info. make sure to write your room code before hitting next. There is a complemantary Handy phone during your stay with free internet and international calls (we did not used much, it but what a great tool.) You can get directions. Place was very clean, they only change your sheets every 4th day and towels every few days, there is a phone in the lobby to contact someone if you have any issues or need anything. We saw very few people until check out time.

      Reviewed April 01, 2018

      Thank you very much for staying at our hotel. We are glad to hear that you had enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again.

      Responded April 21, 2018
      GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike
      8.4
      Excellent
      jane from Canada
      Couple
      Standard Double - Non-Smoking
      Stayed 5 nights in October 2018

      Excellent”

      Great hotel, there were a few things i didnt expect which was no staff, everything was automated including check in and out.

      Reviewed October 08, 2018

      Thank you very much for staying at our hotel. We hope you have enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next stay with us.

      Responded October 14, 2018
      GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Brenda from Ireland
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double - Non-Smoking
      Stayed 10 nights in June 2018

      Excellent value for money. ”

      Facilities were as expected. Only minus was early morning wake up by room cleaner. Would stay there again though.

      Reviewed July 06, 2018

      Thank you for your stay with us. We are sorry our cleaning made you awake. Normally our cleaning will start around 10:00 , after check out time. We appreciate your understandings. We are looking forward to have your next reservation soon!

      Responded July 26, 2018
      GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Dita from Indonesia
      Family with young children
      Family Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

      EXCELLENT!”

      Everything in this hotel is EXCELLENT!

      Reviewed June 15, 2018

      Thank you for staying at our hotel. We look forward for your next visit.

      Responded June 18, 2018
      GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike
      7.6
      Very good
      Ikram from United Arab Emirates
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double - Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

      Very good”

      The location and Cleanliness of hotel was excellent , except no one show off from staff to ask any information.

      Reviewed August 02, 2018

      Thank you very much for staying at our hotel. Since we adopt a self check in system, there will be no staff around all time. We apologize for the inconveniences. We look forward for your next stay.

      Responded August 31, 2018
      GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Lynn from Malaysia
      Group
      Standard Twin Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

      Clean comfortable friendly”

      Nice and comfortable stay. Near to subway stations. Provide free shuttle service to tourist places.

      Reviewed May 23, 2019
      6.4
      Good
      Manon from France
      Solo traveler
      Standard Twin Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

      Good but”

      Hotel for budget traveller who are not to demanding... hairs were everywhere in the room when I checked in... a bit reluctant but otherwise that was good

      Reviewed June 25, 2018

      Thank you for staying at our hotel. We are very sorry about the poor cleaning. We look forward for your next stay.

      Responded July 04, 2018
      GRAND JAPANING HOTEL Karasuma Oike
      8.0
      Excellent
      Bronwyn from South Korea
      Family with teens
      Family Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2018

      Great quiet accommodation”

      Great accomadation, not staffed but easy to pick up phone in reception for immediate help. Good location, by markets. Great to have access to laundry on top floor too. Would stay again

      Reviewed April 09, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      fifi from Indonesia
      Family with teens
      Family Room Non-Smoking
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2018

      Clean and new... and in a great location.”

      Great location! Clean and modern. Wish to have an earlier check in time.

      Reviewed July 28, 2018

      Thank you very much for staying at our hotel. We hope you enjoyed your stay and we hope for your next visit.

      Responded August 31, 2018
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